Program Overview

The online RN to BSN degree program from The George Washington University builds on students' associate degree coursework and specific requirements for general education courses, providing advanced knowledge and skills beyond the clinical aspects of nursing. Students receive a solid foundation in:

  • ​Evidence-based practice
  • ​Patient safety and health care quality
  • ​Nursing leadership and policy

​Graduates are prepared to advance their careers and take on leadership roles in the field of nursing.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor Completion

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Middle States Commission on Higher Education

    Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)


    The RN to BSN program requires 120 credits for completion, including transfer and major requirements.

    • Program curriculum: 36 credits, including 15 Portfolio Review credits
    • Applicants must have demonstrated academic excellence (with a GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale)
    • Hold an ADN from an accredited institution of higher education
    • Have a license to practice as an RN in your state


    Not authorized to accept residents of LA, ND, NY, & AL.

    School Overview

    The George Washington University (GW) was founded in 1821 and is located in Washington, D.C., the heart of international law, health care and business. This location and close relationships with prominent health care agencies and their officials distinguish the opportunities GW provides to students. GW's legacy of preparing leaders who create positive change begins with connecting them to the leaders of today.

    Why GW?

    Washington, D.C., isn't just where the George Washington University (GW) is located; it's what distinguishes the connections and opportunities we provide.

    Located at the hub of international science, health policy and business, GW links you to renowned experts and institutions in the field through our program faculty and industry collaborators. Our programs are designed around emerging fields in cooperation with leading agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), and are led by active experts in the field. Connect with and learn from these authoritative health care leaders in programs on the forefront of industry trends.

    GW's online programs are designed to give you immediate added value within your current organization while preparing you for advancement into more specialized roles upon completion. The flexible structure of an online degree allows you to maintain your personal and professional commitments while making prominent industry connections. Gain the knowledge and skills to create positive change in our ever-evolving health care system.


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